Summer Employment Opportunities

Legal Assistance of Windsor is now accepting applications for 2017 Summer Students. The application deadline is Friday, January 20, 2017 at 4:30pm.
  • Please submit your completed application form (found here: application-for-summer-employment-2017), unofficial transcripts, cover letter and resume to cla@uwindsor.ca ONLY.
  • Only select applicants will be invited to an interview. Interviews will be scheduled for the week of January 30th, 2017.
  • Successful summer candidates will be required to enroll in LAW for an academic term as a full time student, or in 2 academic terms as a part time student, in addition to taking the Clinical Seminar course.
Legal Assistance of Windsor is a downtown community poverty law clinic offering law and social work services to low income residents of Windsor and Essex County.
The selected students will have the opportunity to work under the supervision of lawyers and staff at LAW in the areas of:
  • Social Benefits Law – Ontario Works, Ontario Disability Support Program
  • Employment Law, Employment Insurance
  • Landlord/Tenant Law
  • Refugee and Immigration Law
  • Applications to the Criminal Injuries Compensation Board
Each year, Legal Assistance of Windsor hires approximately 10 Law students to work at the Clinic during the summer. Students hired for a summer are required to enroll in the Clinic Seminar course in an academic term and return for an academic term as a full time student or return for two academic terms as a part time student in addition to enrolling in the Clinical Seminar course.
Under the supervision of Staff Lawyers, Law students conduct file work from the initial intake to the resolution of the matter. This includes correspondence and negotiation with opposing parties, explaining and drafting applications with clients, analysis of medical documentation, preparation of legal arguments and representation before the Social Benefits Tribunal, the Landlord and Tenant Board, and Criminal Injuries Compensation Board. Students also have the opportunity to be involved in systemic advocacy through community outreach and law reform initiatives in the areas of social assistance reform, income security, human trafficking, and landlord/tenant.

 

Academic Credit

Full-time Academic Program positions will be available with Legal Assistance of Windsor for the Fall and Winter academic terms.
The selected students must also enroll in the 3-credit Clinic Seminar Course during the Winter term.
The application deadline for the 2017-2018 academic terms are typically due in the Spring and will be posted in the future.
Please continue to check back for more information.

Registration Information

Students cannot register themselves in the Clinic Seminar Course. LAW will inform candidates of their selection and register them accordingly.